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When Can I Go Bra Shopping after My Breast Augmentation?

Short answer:  When the majority of swelling has resolved you can make your way to our local favorite, Teddies for Bettys. More in-depth version:  When considering a breast augmentation procedure in Austin it is important to understand that it is normal to have swelling at the surgical site—in this case, the breasts!  I use a precise surgical technique to minimize damage to the breast tissue, which can significantly decrease swelling after this procedure.  I also believe that using the Keller Funnel™2 … Continue Reading

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Why Has the Number of Breast Augmentation Procedures Increased 37% Since 2000?

We have seen a steady increase in the number of breast augmentation procedures performed in the Austin plastic surgery world and similarly throughout the United States over the past decade. There has been a 37% increase overall in the number of breast augmentation procedures performed since 2000. Actually, breast implants have been around for 52 years, since the first pair of implants was placed in 1962 in Houston, Texas, by Dr. Gerow and Dr. Cronin. We have come a long … Continue Reading

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What Were the Top Procedures in Plastic Surgery for 2013?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) released the 2013 procedural statistics for our nation today. This is the most comprehensive census on plastic surgery and is an annual report. Around the country and in Austin, plastic surgery services are seeing steady growth, with 15.1 million total cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. This is up 3% over 2012 and is on pace with economic growth in our country. So why the growth? Well, new products and … Continue Reading

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Why is the ‘Gummy Bear’ Implant Gaining Popularity for Breast Augmentation in Austin?

Why call it a ‘gummy bear’?  If you think of a gummy bear, the candy, having a defined shaped and when bitten in half, still maintains its shape- then you are well on your way to understanding the same principles that describe the ‘gummy bear’ breast implant.  These implants were developed in an attempt to mimic the natural shape of the breast.  Also known as form stable implants, they are designed to look like a teardrop, thicker at the bottom … Continue Reading

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Is a Breast Implant Always Needed with a Breast Lift?

Women who desire a breast lift in Austin often ask me if they need a breast implant at the same time they have a breast lift procedure. And my answer invariably depends on what my patient desires in an outcome or result. I have two questions to help women decide what they may need when considering a breast lift. Do you desire larger breasts? If you are happy with your volume and do not desire to be larger with regard … Continue Reading

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